Monica S. Flores started coding full-time in 2004 through her consulting practice 10K Webdesign. She works with U.S.-based and international groups to create digital products, and she currently leads site redevelopment at Green America (a national environmental nonprofit) and supports product development at Ashoka Changemakers (a global social enterprise organization).
Author of the A Successful Woman’s Handbook series and frequent speaker and presenter, she is passionate about diversity, social justice, and women’s leadership in technology, focusing on individuals and groups who #makeapositivedifference.
She founded and sold A Successful Woman, a woman-supporting membership organization, and co-founded Gramercy & Co, a luxury home accessories and fashion e-tailer. She is a graduate of Cornell University.
Download her inspirational slides: http://tinyurl.com/mapd2020slides
View her "Year of Gratitude": http://bit.ly/monicadear2017-2027board
Connect with me through #213-261-0305
Monica S. Flores (@monicasflores) started coding full-time in 2004 and currently produces digital products that foster a sense of collaboration, community, and connection. She serves as digital director for Green America and staffs the product team for Ashoka Changemakers, while consulting for international and national teams.
Monica is passionate about women’s empowerment, social justice, diversity, entrepreneurship, and technology, and is a frequent speaker, presenter, and blogger.
Her projects-in-development include:
She founded and sold A Successful Woman, a woman-supporting membership organization, and co-founded and launched Gramercy & Co, a luxury home accessories and fashion e-tailer. Her current focus is to build community, foster connectedness, and use her technology skills to create a better world. She is a graduate of Cornell University.
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Flickr photostream: monicadear
~ Videos ~
~ Articles ~
~ Blogger ~
~ Judge/Mentor ~
Princeton Social Impact '16
Startup Weekend DC '16 (Social Good)
~ Speaker ~
Working Mother '15 (#WorkMom Video series)
Philly Women Tech Summit '15
DrupalCamp Hawaii '11
WordCamp Hawaii '08
~ Presenter/Panelist ~
Hawaii Women's Business Center
Young Women Social Entrepreneurs
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (San Francisco)
Oakland City Council
~ Social Media ~
Visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to share the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission via NASASocial, for social media.
~ digital connections for the new millennium ~
I believe that a diversity of opinion, freely expressed, and carefully considered, makes for a better end outcome for the project.
Teams that truly value communication celebrate great news and cope with bad news - together. Brainstorm, share, and evaluate all options to find the best solution.
There are no stupid questions.
I've had enough challenges and obstacles to understand that life happens to everyone.
Honesty means that we own up, accept where we are currently at, and carry forward.
The truth always sets us free.
When we are able to honestly evaluate our unique gift, and are able to align that with the world's pressing problems, we live in a wonderful nexus of possibility, promise, and prosperity.
Transparency means being as clear as possible about what we are able to do, the skills we may offer, and where we best do our work.
"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." - Janis Joplin
I've worked as a web developer, database architect, product manager, project manager, client manager, engineering manager, and director of digital products.
I've built multiple resources and I also blog, post articles, and speak on panels, videos, and podcasts, with a particular focus on women, social enterprise, diversity, leadership, and the intersection of social justice, sustainability, and technology.
I am a proponent of "#failforward" and have acted as CTO, technical advisor, and principal coder for a number of projects that did not survive past launch. I believe whole-heartedly in the idea that founders "get up 10 times after falling 9".
Connecting, Consulting, Collaborating, Coaching
I am very open to connecting with your project, initiative, or startup.
Monica was terrific to work with.
Her mastery of communication and expertise made the collaboration easy to understand and painless.
She is one of the most accessible consultants that I work with and can handle any related projects with ease and patience for those of us unfamiliar with the technology.
I also appreciate her suggestions for new ideas and ways to grow my business.
— Laurie Silverman
Environmental Systems Technology, Ag and Bio Engineering, BS 1990 - 1994
Team win for contest in student engineering: "A Learning Car for Kids" - technology for children with developmental disabilities
Semester at Sea participant, Spring 1993
Graduated in seven semesters
Activities: Work Study
(Entrepot Deli, Risley Dining, Blauvelt Lab, PEWS ILR)
Pianist at Catholic Mass,
Praxis Literary Journal
Institute for Shipboard Education
Spring 1993, Semester at Sea 1993 - 1993
Travelled to 10 port cities in 100 days on the SS Universe
La Guaira, Venezuela
Cape Town, South Africa
Seattle, Washington, USA
Activities: Yearbook, Shipboard Auction